CFP: Linguistic Understanding: Perception and Inference

Submission deadline: April 17, 2020

Conference date(s):
August 13, 2020 - August 14, 2020

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Conference Venue:

University of Oslo
Oslo, Norway

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We welcome submission of extended abstracts from graduate students and early career researchers (within two years of the award of their PhD) for presentations at the Linguistic Understanding: Perception and Inference Workshop, which will take place in Oslo on the 13th and 14th of August 2020.  

The workshop will focus on the question of how we come to understand what other people say to us on particular occasions, and in particular on what the role of inference and perception is in achieving such understanding. Can semantic properties be perceived? Is our access to the force and content of others’ utterances inferential in nature? If so, how should we conceive of the inferences involved? What would different answers to the above questions imply for the epistemology of linguistic understanding? We welcome submissions on these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, including epistemology, philosophy of perception and cognition, philosophy of language, and pragmatics.  

In order to be considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 1000 words (not including references) to [email protected] by April 17. The abstract should outline the paper’s central argument in addition to its main claims. Please send a pdf file prepared for blind review.  

Two submissions will be selected for presentation at the workshop in Oslo. We will fully cover travel and accommodation. We especially encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in philosophy.  

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

Deadline for submission: April 17, 2020 
Time and place: August 13-14, 2020, Oslo 
Organisers: Kim Pedersen Phillips, Anna Drożdżowicz

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